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"THE JUDAS MENTALITY IN AMERICA TODAY"
January 12, 1992
There is a mentality that exists in America today that I want
to refer to as the Judas mentality. This mentality that exists
among us is only interested in self-gain, self-gratification,
In the New Testament there was a man named Judas Iscariot.
He was one of the followers of Jesus, but was the follower
who betrayed the Lord to be crucified. He did all of it for
the gain of money. He could not live with his deceit and
betrayal. The Bible says he hung himself. The end result of
the Judas mentality is always self-destruction.
Judas betrayed our Lord for his own gain. He desired
acceptance among the religious leaders, rather than to be
a faithful follower of Jesus Christ.
The Judas Mentality is prominent in America today. When
a husband betrays his wife and commits adultery he is
practicing the Judas mentality. When an employee or
employer betrays the other out of selfish gain and promotion
the Judas mentality is portrayed in the business world.
When a friend in a relationship operates in the mode of
selfishness, the relationship is jeopardized because of the
Judas mentality. When a born again Christian is unfaithful
to Christ and His church, then the Judas mentality occurs
The passage in John 6:60-71 teaches many things about
discipleship or what it means to follow Jesus. In fact,
we see the differences in this passage between false
follawer& of Jesus and true followers of Jesus.
I.THE MARKS OF A FALSE DISCIPLE OF JESUS. (vs. 60-
The word "disciple" means follower. So the two can
be used interchangeably in Scripture. This great number
of Jesus' followers had been drawn by the miracles
and acts of Jesus. However, His followship was about
to decrease immensely.
There are four marks of a false disciple of Jesus in
this text that I want to point out ...
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